Cruise Fast Facts
- Cruise related activity in Canada generates substantial economic growth.
- During the 2014 cruise season, Canadian ports received nearly 2 million passengers on hundreds of cruise calls.
- B.C. ports in Nanaimo, Prince Rupert, Victoria and Vancouver account for over half of all of Canada’s cruise passenger traffic.
- Cruise business in BC generates over 440,000 hotel night stays and some 6,000 direct and indirect jobs. The arrival of each cruise ship in Vancouver, British Columbia stimulates more than $2 million in economy activity.
- Canada New England ports collectively welcomed more than 1,300 ship calls from 25 different cruise lines and more than 1.5m passengers in 2014. Cruises generated an economic impact in excess of $1bn for the region.
- Ship turnarounds in St. John’s, Newfoundland led to an economic impact of approximately $1.36 million dollars for 2014. Annual overall impact of the cruise industry in Newfoundland and Labrador is estimated to be over $11 million.
Economic Benefits to the Canadian Economy come from:
Spending by cruise passengers and crew, including:
Read the Canadian Economic Impact Analysis for more information on cruise figures (latest data from 2012).
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